Former Town Clerk James Mullen, who held the position for 36 years, recently endorsed Assistant Town Clerk Susan M. Galvin to fill the vacated post in the April 24 election.
“Susan is the most qualified person for this job and the most knowledgeable, and she is apolitical. The clerk needs to be impartial. She is the most knowledgeable about the operations of the office. She is conducting the job," said Mullen in a release from Galvin's campaign.
In the announcement, Galvin shared examples of her qualifications.
“I have assisted in administering four elections, preformed the functions as Town Clerk at the Special Town Meeting in January, implemented a new dog licensing program, and am well versed in the new state system for vital records,” Galvin said.
“Additionally, this past January, I had the opportunity to attend the Massachusetts Town Clerks’ winter conference in Sturbridge during which I attended workshops on elections and the state’s new vital records system. I already have a good sense of what the job entails,” Galvin added.
“I have a good relationship with the staff in all departments at Town Hall and look forward to implementing some changes that will make the Clerk’s office even more transparent, efficient and customer-friendly.”